New Orleans

Limmudfest is a weekend festival of Big Tent Jewish culture, art, spirituality and learning… locally planned and run by a community of volunteers. Learn more about Limmud

Choose Your Path

LimmudFest will feature over 90 dynamic sessions to ensure there is something for participants of all lifestyles and levels of Jewish knowledge.

Bring The Whole Family

With a lineup of quality children’s programming, parents can be confident that their children will also experience the magic of LimmudFest.

It’s All Included

All food at Limmudfest will be kosher, and all the delicious catered meals and snacks are included in the registration fee.

This year, LimmudFest’s celebration of community, culture and learning includes a Shabbaton at Congregation Gates of Prayer on Friday and all day Saturday, and more learning and cultural programs at the newly expanded Uptown JCC on Sunday.


Kabbalat Shabbat, Dinner and Sessions

Congregation Gates of Prayer


Shabbat Services and Sessions

Congregation Gates of Prayer


Havdallah at Congregation Gates of Prayer


Full Day of Sessions and Fun

Uptown New Orleans JCC


We have arranged for special rates if you would like to stay in a hotel or, to take advantage of real New Orleans hospitality, you can participate in the home hospitliaty program as either a guest or a host.

Home Hospitality

Whether you are Shomer Shabbos and want to be able to walk to Gates of Prayer on Shabbat or maybe just because you want to make some new friends, stay with a local Jewish family in their home!

Special Rates

If you prefer a hotel, we will be reserving a block of rooms at the New Orleans Marriott Metairie Lakeway, which is within walking distance from from Gates of Prayer, our Shabbat venue. 


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